Despite Trump assertions, Tenn. Sec. of State says no signs of voter fraud

Oct 18, 2016

Credit Tennessee Citizen Action

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT)  --  Members of his own party are asking Donald Trump to tone down his accusations that next month’s election is rigged against him.

Republican Secretary of State Tre Hargett called a special news conference in Nashville Monday to say he sees no evidence of fraud in Tennessee.

Hargett noted that Tennessee’s voting system is not online so can’t be hacked.

A study by a Carnegie-Knight news team found just 14 cases of voting fraud in all of Tennessee between 2000 and 2012.

Most of the voting fraud cases that have occurred in Tennessee would not have been prevented by Tennessee's controversial voter photo ID regulations.